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Thorium Refinery Plant
The beneficiation of thorium from the mining of raw materials containing thorium to the final fuel product is of utmost importance to STL. STL has embarked on a programme to develop the technology to extract thorium from a REE concentrate and then to purify the material to a nuclear grade powder .....
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The primary goal of the HTR fuel development programme at STL is to produce fuel spheres containing thorium and uranium for irradiation testing in the short term as well as thorium and plutonium in the long term. Thorium based pellet fuels are being tested in the Halden Research Reactor in Norway with the aim .....
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The Th-100 Reactor is a Thorium-fuelled gas-cooled pebble bed reactor. The engineering maturity of pebble bed reactors, supported by experimental facilities, makes the Th-100 a Generation IV reactor licensable within the next few years. Gas-cooled HTRs (pebble bed and prismatic block) are the only .....
About Steenkampskraal Thorium Limited (STL)
Steenkampskraal Thorium Limited (STL) is a South African registered company in the business of developing and commercializing thorium as a clean safe energy source for the future. STL's business is therefore to develop the Thorium value chain from the point at which the thorium is mined to the closure of a thorium fuel cycle. In order to achieve this STL has identified the following steps necessary to achieve a cost effective beneficiation of thorium as a clean fuel:
- Mining rights and exploration for Thorium in various deposits
- Fuel testing and licensing for use in PWR reactors
- Fuel testing and licensing for use in pebble bed reactors
- Design of a 100MW nuclear reactor using thorium based fuels
- Minimizing of high level waste volume
- Long-term spent fuel storage